Some urban lit authors see fiction in the Oscar-nominated ‘American Fiction’

Urban lit authors express mixed feelings about the portrayal of their genre in the Oscar-nominated film 'American Fiction', which satirizes the commercial success of provocative urban fiction.

The film 'American Fiction', adapted from Percival Everett's novel 'Erasure', explores the commercial success and cultural impact of urban fiction through the story of a struggling author who finds unexpected success by publishing a novel under a pseudonym. The reception among urban lit authors is mixed, with some appreciating the satire while others feel misunderstood.